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June 6, 2017 – Detroit Colour Council presents:
Color Vision Deficiencies

We are pleased to announce our June 2017 event will discuss the trials and tribulations of evaluating color visually, not only for humans, but also for autonomous vehicles. The event will also function as a Networking Event for our members.  Dr. Christopher Seubert from Ford will present ”Impact of Vehicle Color on Autonomy and CO2 Emissions,” Corey Cohen from BYK will present “Variables in Visual Angle Evaluation” and Matthew Fournier from OPTIS will present “Virtual Product Design Using Integrated Physics & Human Color Perception."
The scattering of electromagnetic radiation from automotive paint is a material property dependent on the constituents and microstructure of the final, cured system. Until recently, color and appearance was the primary property of interest to paint supplier, OEMs, and customers. Lately, the function of color and its impact on IR reflectivity has become important. In this work, we assessed through measurement, two important functional aspects of paint color: the effect of paint color on LIDAR reflectivity and the effect of paint color on CO2 emissions. LIDAR reflectivity was measured on a variety of paint colors at varying angles of incidence. Also introduced was a simulation technique that utilizes ray-wave optics to simulate the scattering of specified wavelengths of light by generated flake microstructures. Finally, some of these same reflectivity measurements were used to quantify the total solar reflectivity (TSR) of certain colors and their impact on cabin temperature, which ultimately affects CO2 emissions. Each of these functional cases must be understood such for future optimization of new paint colors.

When evaluating the color and appearance of a product outdoors, standardizing viewing conditions as much as possible is of the utmost importance. Variables such as geographic location, date and time, and even the height of the observer can influence what the observer sees. We will explore some of these influences and what can be done to mitigate them.

Revolutions in the automotive market, advanced manufacturing and changing demands from end users are shifting the requirement for OEM’s and suppliers. With this shift comes a breath of new problems that cost more money and take more time to solve, until now. Take your product development to the next level with virtual product design using integrated physics and human color perception. This discussion will focus on the use of physically correct simulation tools to visualize and evaluate your product designs virtually, saving the time and money of producing physical mock-ups. Utilize patented optical scanning technology to accurately measure & capture material properties including: color, reflectance, refraction, texture, etc. In real time, assess these material choices in context using the human eye as your sensor understanding exact color & light perception and the impact they will have on your overall product in development.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Christopher Seubert received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and his M.S./Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, all in Materials Science and Engineering. He is a Research Engineer working in the Paint Research Group at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center. He has worked at Ford for the last 17 years and has explored a range of topics including UV/EB cure, scratch and mar, weathering and durability, and most recently, the measurement and modeling of paint colors. He is also a member of RadTech’s Board of Directors and an organizing chairperson of SAE technical sessions on UV/EB and coating technologies.

Corey Cohen is an Applications Specialist for BYK Gardner USA. He earned his B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and went straight to work with BYK Gardner. He has been working for 6 years supporting customers in instrumentation theory, user training, software training and support, and application verification. Corey has multiple speaking engagements annually speaking on subjects of color, teaching the importance of color theory and measurement.

Matthew Fournier has his Masters of Fine Art in Visual Effects from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Before Optis Matthew worked in Software Development, UX Design and 3D compositing. At OPTIS, he focuses on the VR product line and how they utilize SPEOS technology, bringing designers and engineers together. During his time at Optis, Matthew has mastered our VR solutions and is experienced in motion tracking, stereo deployment and dynamic simulations. Matthew’s specialty is in the upcoming ADAS solutions on the OPTIS VRXPERIENCE platform and is working with installing this exciting software with several OESM’s.

Matthew was a Technical Director working for several automotive brands and has worked closely between design and engineering team to ensure the visual quality and accuracy of simulations. Matthew has also worked as a UX Designer for automotive touch screens.

Please register online at http://www.detroitcc.org

Date:               Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Place:              Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center
                        39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
                        (734) 462-0770

Time:               Registration begins at 11:30 am
                         Lunch at 12 noon
                         Meeting to immediately follow

Reservation:   Online at www.detroitcc.org

Cost (US$):     $40 Members (membership is free at www.detroitcc.org)

The Detroit Colour Council is a professional society based in the metropolitan Detroit, Michigan area, which promotes communication and education around color and design quality issues with emphasis in automotive sector. Members represent a wide variety of professional functions including engineers, designers, sales people, scientists, consultants, lab technicians and students.

For more information either request here:  http://www.detroitcc.org/contact-us.php